The story Fissie for Short begins in the womb and continues well beyond the classroom. This heartwarming, inspirational story is told in verse as it chronicles Felicity Goodpaster’s life journey so far. It shares Fissie’s ultrasound pictures, professional and everyday photos, and some very special moments in her life. In addition to Fissie’s story, Fissie for Short also includes frequently asked questions about Down syndrome, Felicity’s favorite cookie recipe, and a series of compassion-building activities for children and parents to share. Educating everyone about Down syndrome helps to support the fresh perspective that people with special needs still have talents and abilities and that, as humans, we are more alike than different. Certainly, we should do our best to love and understand each other better. Fissie reminds us to be joyful in difficult circumstances, be content and happy with our lives, and love people for their inner beauty.